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Kwz Ink 1301 Mandarin



jandrese
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Cool ink. Goes down light orange or slightly orange brown and rapidly color shifts to brown golden brown. Good writing properties but boy does it smell. Could be phenol. Smells kind of sweet in a medicinal way.

 

 

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Nice review, although I find the colour a lot different than the mandarins I know of. But the colour change is -- as usual -- IMO fascinating.

I hope the phenol content (w/a) still gets used. Just love that scent!

 

Mike

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Do you know when your bottle of ink was made?

Konrad changed formulation of his IG inks to get rid of that smell. I don't know about IG mandarin, but IG Blue-black and IG Green-Gold bought on 7th November 2015 directly from Konrad, have no noticeable smell.

batch number 121115, so, i guess was made in mid November. My turoquoise has no such smell.

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Nice review, although I find the colour a lot different than the mandarins I know of. But the colour change is -- as usual -- IMO fascinating.

I hope the phenol content (w/a) still gets used. Just love that scent!

 

Mike

Yeah, it's only a bright orange color before it oxidizes on the paper. The smell is kind of nice, a secret pleasure, like smelling markers as a kid.

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inkstainedruth

Is this the IG Mandarin? It's a nice ink, and I really like most of the KWZI inks I've tried, especially the iron gall inks.

Thanks for the review.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

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I liked the smell of the regular inks.

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Finally, I realized I had an ink somewhat close to the dried and oxidized color of KWZ IG Mandarin, and that is Banker's Tan from Noodler's.

 

This is just Q-tip swipes on Staples Bagasse paper. From a nib it ought to look very close.

 

If you look close you can see that the KWZ ink covers the paper better than the Noodler's ink. The swipe of Mandarin is consistently colored throughout. The Noodler's swipe has micro areas where the ink does not adhere, cover, or color the paper. Makes the Noodler's swipe look like chalk on a chalkboard. Maybe the paper repels some component of the ink preventing it from coating evenly.

 

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